“The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize myself to reach a deep state of mind.”
MASON CURREY author of Daily Rituals: How Artists Work
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Start Everyday with the Empress Ritual
Then, add on each day's new focus.
If you need a refresher, follow this video tutorial by our very own, Britta Plug:
Melt Neck Tension
The neck is like the lymphatic highway of the body, which is why we’re giving you this tutorial at the start. If it’s constantly holding tension, the neck may be clogging up your detox pathways and preventing you from your best skin. These strokes can help clear breakout-prone skin (look out for our acne tutorial in a few days!) and simply melt tension from your head and neck after a long day of strain.
— TO PREPARE — Spritz the Empress Tonic all over your skin and the back of your neck. Press a few drops of Empress Oil into your hands, rub the palms together, and press the oil into your face, neck, and shoulders.
— 1 — Gently stretch the sides of your neck.
— 2 — Give your spine a hug with the U Edge.
— 3 — Swipe up the side spine with the Comb Edge.
— 4 — Make small stationary, tension-melting circles. Tip: make sure it’s flat against the skin, not perpendicular.
— 5 — Sweep your tension away with the Comb Edge.
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Why does facial gua sha work? Consider this: the neck and face hold about 30% of all the body’s lymph nodes. Amazing.
Gua sha with our Empress Stone is far more effective than using a jade roller. But don’t take it from us. Take it from Who What Wear’s beauty editor who has tried them both.
“I've had other gua sha stones before, but the Empress stone is absolutely incredible. I can notice the difference it makes to my skin. I especially love the comb aspect. Following the tutorials is one of my favorite things to do before bed.”